Ko IRKT Ikeda is a painter from California who is based in New York City. IRKT collages mixed media onto the painted surface, reflecting traces of memories and associations that are experienced as fleeting moments within a densely populated urban environment. Having spent his youth in mega-cities such as Paris, Tokyo and London, the artist is inspired by a mix of cosmopolitan visual culture, advertisements and street art.
IRKT has been a member of the ConArtist Collective since 2011, and participated in The Lifecatching Project: a collaboration between ConArtist and NBC Universal that found and exhibited emerging contemporary artists. The artist also works with interior designer Shields & Company and will exhibit at Design on a Dime 2012. IRKT will also exhibit new work at The Affordable Art Fair 2012 in New York. IRKT presented the beginning of the Superficial Riot Series as part of a ConArtist Collective group show titled Problematic that took place at Brooklyn Fireproof in July 2013.